Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy St. David's Day from GG

Dodging red dragons, leek-wearing hockey fans (we remain neutral in public), & poets declaiming Wordsworth (it's a pretty interesting neighborhood), we're off to purchase party supplies. Giulia remains in loaf mode, mooching about the house. She has appointed her editor as chief organizer of GG Central's St. David's Day Celebration (1 March 2010). This is not very sporting of her but she does not care because she is a cat. Therefore, without further ado, we present a gorgeous shot of two lovely daffodils & must run to the store.

Ciao-meow &
cariad to all our friends, Welsh, Welsh-North American, or otherwise. See here for a GG's editor's St. David's Day memory in Italy. Si.

[lovely photograph by the brilliant Jan/brynmeillion via flickr]

Thursday, February 18, 2010

GG Nests - Week's End

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.-Zora Neale Hurston

As GG's editor tries to catch up, clean up, read, write, & rest, here are some pretty pictures of the future. It seems far away today. (Giulia, being a cat, remains unconcerned & asleep.)

ciao-meow/the Mgmt.

Update: Posting will resume by March 1st. St. David's Day!

[photographs via end of march/tumblr & ashley spirals loves/tumblr ,via we heart it]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Carnevale di Venezia - Arancione

We're late! We have excuses! You don't care? OK, great. These brightly colored photographs are from last year's generous (& mysterious) waxOr. Hope you had a great time if you celebrated. We called friends in Louisiana & lived vicariously. Maybe next year we'll visit again. (And no, GG will definitely not be going to any Mardi Gras/Carnevale/Fasching festival. Never. Rome, si. London if they'd have her--fume. Strasbourg, oui. But not on a certain Tuesday in February. We must draw the line somewhere.) Buona sera, buona notte, bambini...


Monday, February 15, 2010

Flowers in a Wine Bottle - DIY Project

GG & her editor are back home after a week in exile from a freezing apartment. We're looking to spiff things up around here, mainly through sewing curtains & such. However, this project from design*sponge caught our eye. The idea is made all the more attractive by the impossibility of GG Vandalism. (OK, it was a mistake, those purple tulips all over the floor last night...fume). Go here for all the details. By Lindsay & Tayor of purr design, can you stand it? Wait until you see their logo. It was meant to be, GG. [photographs via design*sponge, by purr design]

ciao-meow/GG's interior decorator

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's - Week's End

If you're in the Washington, DC area, Catapalooza II at the Washington Animal Rescue League is ON for Sunday. Stop by even if you're not adopting because the shelter is a great place to meet people, too. GG needs a lot of consoling today because she's had a very difficult week. Even her ears are drooping. Her editor will try to take her home very soon. (We promise, GG!) Meanwhile, she's lying on a sofa watching The AristoCats (at her friend Hermione's house) & pretending to be French.

ciao-meow & bon week-end/GG Central In Exile

[film still of Duchesse & Marie from Walt Disney's The AristoCats via we heart it]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GG - Do Not Have a Cow. Please.

This is what GG's editor told the feline in question about our lack of heat & so on. Her little paw pads were nearly frozen & she was squealing like a cornered rabbit. We were rescued on Monday evening & are in an undisclosed location. So far with power, coffee, books, & other amusements. Four days of below 40 degrees can leave two girls feeling mighty cranky & upset. (You have no idea.) We'll be posting on GG's editor's blog later & you can comment there if you like. Don't forget Haitians & Sudanese (among others, including your neighbors)!

ciao-snowy-meow/GG Central Management in Exile (Weather Related)

[photograph by msgooner via we heart it)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Vanilla Snow Ice Cream - Week's End

GG Central is awaiting a snowpocalypse. We've imported mass quantities of GG food, tulips, & other necessities. Also, the ingredients for snow ice cream which we've not made for at least a decade. We'll report back over the weekend (if the power stays on). GG is asleep in her little house, wrapped in a Pringle of Scotland cashmere pullover. (Of course, she is, the lil devil.)

Here's a recipe for Vanilla Snow Ice Cream from the Peppercorn Press. It requires a Dutch oven full of fresh fluffy snow. The blue Le Creuset is by the door & ready to go.

ciao-shiver-meow/GG's editor

A Winter Love Story by D Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography]

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Catapalooza II

If you're in the Washington, DC-area (or will be on Valentine's Day), you might want to stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) for the Second Annual Catapalooza Celebration. See here for last year's (longish) post. It was so much more fun than we thought it would be--it was very funny. Maria Caterina di Perugia, a friend of GG Central, even won the gift basket raffle. A great time was had by all. It's during the day, so you can attend to your Valentine later. Ahem. [photograph by Ralph Crane via LIFE Archives]

ciao-meow/GG Central

PS: There will be more than black cats at Catapalooza but we love this photograph of cats awaiting their film auditions.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)

So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Tai Shan (from DCist).GG & her editor tried to avoid posting about this but we can't help it. We're big panda fans (forever!)...check out the link to see lots of terrific shots from the National Zoo farewell party for Tai Shan. He leaves for China Thursday morning on a special FedEx "Panda Express." Farewell, Butterstick.

ciao-sulk-meow/GG Central

[The top photograph is courtesy of the National Zoo.
The second is by keviikev via Dcist. He has lots of terrific shots via flickr for Dcist. ]